France moving forward : France adapts to globalization ; An open and dynamic society ; A country dedicated to more equitable globalization.
At the initiative of President Jacques Chirac, France launched the first French channel reporting international news 24 hours a day, 7 days per week both in French and foreign languages.
The Order of the Legion of Honour was created by First consul Bonaparte on 29 Floréal Year 10 (May 19th, 1802). It replaced Old Regime decorations that the French Revolution had abolished. (...)